“Nomadland” is Everybody’s Land
I had anticipated a downer. Wrong. These are “unstuffy” people.
Based on snippets of media chat I had formed the impression that Chloe Zhao’s film “Nomadland” was a sullen portrait of depressed people who fell through the cracks, had no homes, no money, and were forced into bleak survival mode just getting by, living on the road in cars, vans, or RVs. Not quite.